This project is situated on a busy promenade, visited by families and children enjoying a day out at the beach. The contractor wanted to use this opportunity to promote the construction industry to children and came up with the creative approach of writing their very own project story.
The story helps them to explain the works they are undertaking to the breakwater and promenade in a friendly and fun format. It is not only visually attractive but it is also educational and promotes community engagement, helping to open conversations between their site team and the general public about the works being undertaken and coastal engineering.
The story features a friendly sea monster called Dilwyn and his best friend Ned and between them, they repair the Breakwater and save Porthcawl from future flooding.
The Public Liaison Officer, wrote the story and then worked with a local illustrator to bring the story to life. The storyboards are displayed on the eastern promenade in Porthcawl and are viewed by hundreds of visitors to the area each day. Children can stand and read the story whilst watching the works being undertaken first hand from the promenade.
The story has been really well received within the local area and it is great to see how much joy they have brought to children enjoying a day out in Porthcawl. They hope it will help to promote and inspire a future generation of civil engineers and construction workers. They are now looking to develop the story into an educational booklet that they can take into schools to further promote the industry.
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